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Northrop Continues Pre-Flight Processing for Planned Oct. 26 Launch of ICON Satellite

TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 9, 2018 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has rescheduled the launch of the Ionospheric Connection Explorer spacecraft to Oct. 26 following the completion of a fourth flight simulation activity and encapsulation work with a Pegasus rocket, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday.

NASASpaceflight.com reported Friday that Northrop’s innovation systems business is moving forward with final pre-flight processes, including re-mating the Pegasus rocket that will carry the ICON satellite with the Stargazer L-1011 carrier aircraft on Oct. 14 and a NASA launch readiness review on Oct. 24.

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